Her Majesty's Schools Heroes is now known as Military Kids Club (MKC). It is still a unique, national, pupil voice group formed for the support of Service children and young people. This group works actively and in harmony, to ensure that every member has a voice and is able to use it for the benefit of all. Members of Military Kids Club are ambassadors and young advocates for Service families across the United Kingdom. Most importantly, they are friends for each other, especially in times of need.
To date MKC has in excess of 4000 members and is growing daily. This is based on several factors that include registered service children, as noted in the annual schools' census. In addition, any child who has any relative serving in any of our Armed Forces, the Reserve Forces or the RFA, can be classed as a Heroes member. Children of veterans are also eligible as Heroes.
Manadon Vale is very proud to be linked with MKC.
As you are aware, the start of the school year has seen the introduction of new procedures and routines, in light of the COVID pandemic . (Just like the end of the last school year!)
Last Year, Military Kids Club ran two lunchtime sessions each week. The start of both of these sessions was in the hall, as we sat, chatted and had lunch together. This was then followed by a session emailing relatives on a Wednesday)and playing games/ taking part in an activity on a Thursday.
Due to the creation of Year group Bubbles we have had to review our provision for Service Family children. Although we are unable to meet and have lunch together as this would involve mixing Bubbles we have hopefully devised a way in which we can still main contact and offer support to the children each week.
During this term we will offer the Lunchtime Club to Year 4 (Wednesday) and Year 2 (Thursday), a day a week. The proposed timetable of events is as follows:
The other children from Service Families will still have the chance to meet this term, as they complete an art project we started with Brian Pollard. They will have half an hour a week (in an afternoon) working on images of Plymouth, in the style of Brian Pollard. These images will then be displayed in school. As well as painting we will have the opportunity to think about and talk about being part of a Service Family.
Thank you for your ongoing support
Mrs V Chidgey Miss K Lewis